The ADL Initiative creates and shares videos that include technical webinars, featured videos from events, speaking engagements, and other useful tools. To view a few of the latest videos, please see below. To view our entire collection, click the YouTube link at the bottom of the page and you will be taken to the ADL Initiative YouTube page.
8 April 2019
This year’s annual ADL Initiative Principal Investigator meeting was held 2-3 April at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA. At this meeting, ADL team members, R&D project principal investigators and government representatives came together to learn about new and on-going projects, and collaborate on building the future learning ecosystem together. The meeting goals were to (1) Provide all stakeholders with a more holistic view of the ADL Initiative projects and how they intersect to build larger outcomes; (2) Facilitate information exchange on emerging concepts and Government needs for learning science and learning technologies; (3) Identify specific collaboration opportunities, among projects and across agencies, to improve their effectiveness or otherwise gain efficiencies.
17 December 2018
ADL Initiative Technical Webinar. Speaker: Bart Knijnenburg, Assistant Professor - Clemson University. The second part of this series covers how User-Tailored Privacy specifically relates to the Total Learning Architecture and other learning systems.
7 December 2018
ADL Initiative Technical Webinar. Speaker: Bart Knijnenburg, Assistant Professor - Clemson University. The first part of this series covers the general topic of User-Tailored Privacy, covering the motivation for implementing User-Tailored Privacy, its definition, theoretical background, and basic components of "measure", "model", and "adapt".
17 September 2018
What is a Learning Portal? What are the benefits, and how does it differ from a Learning Management System? How does it support a very decentralized and often disconnected & remote workforce like the NPS, whose employee may only have access to information through a smartphone? The US National Park Service has recently launched its "Common Learning Portal" (CLP) after 4 years in development and testing.
28 August 2018
Have you been asked to implement xAPI in your community? Is it your job to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline)? Or maybe you're a seasoned professional interested in advancing the state of tracked data across communities. If you're involved in the quantifiable, sharable, and trackable - the ADL Initiative has a webinar for people like you!
19 June 2018
Training and education technologies have amazing promise; however, without the guiding blueprint of learning science, technological solutions can become costly, cumbersome, and ineffectual. At worst, technologies may be seen as "silver bullets" or magical solutions, capable of solving training or education challenges by simply purchasing the latest systems (a road that leads to disillusionment, waste, and potentially expensive failure). Modeling, simulation, training, and education professionals know better.
30 January 2018
“Out-Learn, Out-Think, Win: Future Learning and Development” tells a story about how Defense personnel may learn in the future, using complex interconnected network-based technologies. The video is a fictional depiction of how a future learning ecosystem, or the Total Learning Architecture (TLA) could work. Viewers travel with Staff Sergeant (SSG) Reynolds along her learning pathway from training prerequisites to a culminating exercise, both of which take advantage of distributed learning. SSG Reynolds works through the individualized learning experience at a flexible pace and proceeds on to the collective learning event, which is facilitated by an instructor and connects live and virtual team members to accomplish the mission. The instructor takes advantage of personnel’s competencies and skills, which have been shared and made interoperable across systems. This demonstrates potential efficiencies in cultivating teams for mission success.